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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Portland

1:49 AM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Clippers have missed their closer over the last three games.

A pair of J.J. Hickson go-ahead free throws with 45.2 seconds remaining lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 101-100 triumph over the Chris Paul-less Clippers.

Portland netted the final 10 points of the contest.

Without Paul in the lineup, Los Angeles didn't tally a point over the final 2:38.

Paul sat out his third contest in a row with a bruised right kneecap, an injury which has caused him to miss six tilts so far this season. The Clippers have lost a season-high four straight since winning 24 of 27.

The team is 3-3 without Paul overall this year.

Nicolas Batum registered a triple-double with 20 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, while Damian Lillard added 20 points for Portland, which has won two straight on the heels of a six-game losing streak.

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